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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jan 8, 2005 11:48am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Hypotised by Skippy

Thought I'd make a new posting to separate all of these topics..

But Scott, yeah, you ARE right, the ad first starts out like an educational film.. I had in mind 'Round and Round' the Jam Handy film. And what was with that hypnotized look the glasses made when it smelled the peanut butter?

And finally, how long did the 'old time' peanut butter keep?

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Poster: Scott Bot Date: Jan 11, 2005 1:26am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Hypotised by Skippy

By "old" peanut butter, they mean non hydrogenated. When they first started making peanut butter, the oil would separate from the butter, and the butter would spoil. It had to be refrigerated, as well. Back in the 20's, they found a way to get the oil not to separate, and you had peanut butter that had a shelf life of about a year (kinda scary).

Don't ask me how I know this. Let's just say I have a slow day here, and internet access.

As to the spinning eyes, I put it down to drugs.

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Poster: WTK Date: Apr 7, 2005 8:43pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Hypotised by Skippy

And we have come full circle in this respect: "Natural" peanut butter, as marketed by Smucker's and others, or sold fresh-ground in natural food stores, separates, even though it tastes more like peanuts than Skippy ever did.

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Jan 9, 2005 4:11pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Hypotised by Skippy

That Skippy ad is amazing. I first saw it on the Madacy 2-DVD collection of commercials (no mention of Prelinger Archives on it) and was amazed the animation and orchestra music. Watched it a lot. Later, someone posted the 1955Chev commercial on Kazaa and mentioned archive.org at bottom of the description. I came here, typed "Skippy" in the search window and There It Was!! My God! Complete
shot in the dark. Except way better quality than the one on the Madacy home video collection. From that time on all I do is study and enjoy films from here.
My sister, who is an expert on silent films (and ones which had sound added later on) told me the music on the Skippy ad was stock music. I didn't know if she was right, beacuse every move in it seemed timed with the music. Yup. The music is also used in "Humpty Dumpty" from Mother Goose Stories. If anyone knows who wrote it or the unbelievably skilled, visionary music to "Shopping can be Fun" (also re-used in "This is the Dairy Industry" I think) I would love to know!

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jan 11, 2005 5:15am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Origins of the commercial lot

Well, actually Rick wasnt the first one to put this collection together as I clearly recall watching this when I was... uh... I'll say 12 years old? in 1978? in the college library in Calgary. (It was a real treat to see these commercials again), So these have some history. I hope Rick can chime in and tell us who put these together in the first place.

This post was modified by Spuzz on 2005-01-11 13:15:58

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Jan 10, 2005 6:51pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Origins of the commercial lot

Spuzz, I'm sorry, I didn't read your post closely enough to notice you were asking Scott a question. I would to know a lot about these commercials, too. It would be intersting to see who first compiled them in the order they are in...really nice editing! I always thought Rick did them.

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Feb 3, 2005 7:54am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Origins of the commercial lot

It is the Lincoln Diamant collection of TV commercials, donated to Brooklyn College many years ago and made available by them to one and all. It is profiled in a book called "Television's Classic Commercials," by Mr. Diamant.

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Poster: Scott Bot Date: Jan 11, 2005 1:19am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Origins of the commercial lot

Actually, I think he just mentioned my name because I started the thread. I always thought the questions on this forum were open for everyone to answer.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jan 11, 2005 5:15am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Origins of the commercial lot

Yes, don't worry about it.. it IS an open forum :)